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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   Today, 01:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 240
Posted By Letitia
I don't have time to read all the replies, but...

I don't have time to read all the replies, but wanted to stick in a little something for you.

My older child, my daughter, has ADHD. We totally suspected it before her K teacher. We got a full...
Forum: Queer Parenting   04-20-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 205
Posted By Letitia
Do you worry about a lack of a dad?

I know not every parent on these boards is in our situation, but from the past posts it looks like a lot of you are like my partner and me, two women. We have two kids, girl, 8, and a boy, 7. We've...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-20-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 296
Posted By Letitia
This may sound really odd, but if I already had...

This may sound really odd, but if I already had on a diaper that already had urine in it and I didn't want to get out of bed, and I was SURE I wouldn't overflow the diaper, I'd probably do that too. ...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-09-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 183
Posted By Letitia
Here's a update, after a few sessions of OT. ...

Here's a update, after a few sessions of OT.

In the morning, which is a VERY difficult time for my daughter because she has to get through a series of boring tasks (getting dressed, brushing...
Forum: Parenting   03-26-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,402
Posted By Letitia
I am in no way affiliated with this organization,...

I am in no way affiliated with this organization, but if you have I-9 in your area you could check it out. My kids are both very fast and my daughter is really strong and can run forever, but...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-20-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 254
Posted By Letitia
Have you talked to his doctor? It does sound...

Have you talked to his doctor? It does sound concerning for diabetes except for how long it's been going on. There are other less-common endocrine disorders that could cause this.
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-14-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 596
Posted By Letitia
No, but I don't let my kids surf Youtube. I'll...

No, but I don't let my kids surf Youtube. I'll surf with them, but only at most weekly. It's almost all animal stuff or music.
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   03-10-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 759
Posted By Letitia
Try talking to the teacher. Our kids our old...

Try talking to the teacher. Our kids our old enough now that we have had experience going to talk with 5 teachers (about all sorts of things) and they have all been approachable. As long as it's...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-10-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 550
Posted By Letitia
I'm really sorry. I have seen this sort of...

I'm really sorry. I have seen this sort of behavior, and my daughter's first preschool teacher said she wouldn't teach pre-K because it really starts around then and she just didn't want to be...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-23-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 170
Posted By Letitia
Sorry nobody has answered. My impression was...

Sorry nobody has answered. My impression was that it's not that uncommon. A good friend's son had selective mutism when he was about that age, but he's a 3rd grader now and I don't think he gets...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-20-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 257
Posted By Letitia
That's great that you're all learning to do it. ...

That's great that you're all learning to do it. I don't play tennis, but I wish my kids would be willing to try it. I wish I had learned something I could play all my life.
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-17-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 97
Posted By Letitia
This is sounding like my 8 year old daughter. ...

This is sounding like my 8 year old daughter. She's got ADHD and some other mild developmental issues, including some oralmotor, and while she is a sweet, kind, creative, smart and just generally...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-17-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 514
Posted By Letitia
LunaLady, my kids are older now but I happened to...

LunaLady, my kids are older now but I happened to open this up.

Keep in mind, they are not just products of how we raise them. My two kids are as different as night and day. Sure there's the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-13-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 183
Posted By Letitia
Wish I had a magic answer. My daughter is...

Wish I had a magic answer.

My daughter is scheduled to begin OT next week.

We have found that although we don't have a formal IEP with the school (or the other one, can't remember its...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-11-2015, 10:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 187
Posted By Letitia
I got through elementary school reading and...

I got through elementary school reading and drawing in class. It was a very quietly extended special privelidge and I was specifically told I had to try to hide it from the rest of the class. It's...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-03-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 395
Posted By Letitia
Oh my gosh marsupial-mom that is way, way too...

Oh my gosh marsupial-mom that is way, way too funny.
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-01-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 464
Posted By Letitia
It's been a long time, but the same thing...

It's been a long time, but the same thing happened to me. I was overwhelmed that so many places appeared to want me, and for a while I let myself be swayed by big names or intriguing locations. In...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-30-2015, 09:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 180
Posted By Letitia
I am with you. First time I saw a mom do this I...

I am with you. First time I saw a mom do this I was a little put-off, but that was when I was a new parent and I hadn't really thought about it. Now I support it. We do talk about where the line...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-29-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 257
Posted By Letitia
Thanks, I think I get it much better now. ...

Thanks, I think I get it much better now.

Some ideas not already mentioned:

- Aim for morning activities, which I guess means weekends if he's in school. My kids are much more eager to be...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-28-2015, 09:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 257
Posted By Letitia
I've been involved in sports my entire life,...

I've been involved in sports my entire life, including college level. There is very little that gives me as much pure joy as playing basketball or soccer. Any kid that I've known who has excelled...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-27-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 143
Posted By Letitia
We did lots of rest stops, but also any needed...

We did lots of rest stops, but also any needed roadside stops, as long as the place seemed safe. Never had a potty-trained kid in a pull-up for a car trip.
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-21-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 190
Posted By Letitia
Yes, sorry if I misled, I actually didn't mean to...

Yes, sorry if I misled, I actually didn't mean to imply that she has ADHD. I mentioned that because although my daughter does have ADHD, my neurotypical son does not and often behaves the same way. ...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-21-2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 32
Posted By Letitia
Speech therapy might be helpful. My daughter, 7,...

Speech therapy might be helpful. My daughter, 7, has had some "pragmatic" speech issues like poor eye contact and very low volume. Therapy has helped. My insurance allowed us to go there with a...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-20-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 190
Posted By Letitia
She sounds like both my kids, one of whom has...

She sounds like both my kids, one of whom has ADHD but one of whom does not. I really think they do just forget. I liked "How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen so Kids Will Talk" (I may have...
Forum: Queer Parenting   12-18-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 28
Posted By Letitia
I don't have things I wish people would ask me. ...

I don't have things I wish people would ask me. I find a conversation most fun when something about the other person sparks my interest and I ask them a lot of questions, or we find common ground to...
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